20th Annual Family History Jamboree


DAYTON – This year, Centerville’s Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will host its 20th annual Family History Jamboree, a free event attended by hundreds of genealogists from all over the state.

The Family History Jamboree is a FREE, all day event held on Saturday, April 9, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 901 E. Whipp Rd. in Centerville, Ohio.

“Many exciting new classes will be offered, but the most sought after class will cover the “Freedmen’s Bureau Records,” a new database with records kept from 1865-1872, containing a wide range of information about the African American experience during slavery and freedom,” said organizers.

More information on these instructors, as well as registration and class titles, can be found at www.fhj1.org.

Attendees may select up to six one-hour classes out of a list of about 20. They range from the beginner level to the more advanced topics such as “Collateral Kindred” and “Military Research.” Space is limited and advance registration is required. Seating for this event nears capacity, so early registration is suggested.

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